in an updated product roadmap posted on 9Nov2014 the new PSoC 4 BLE is introduced.
take a look: http://www.cypress.com/?docID=49436
I like the units and when will we get some units in developement kits
So probably thats the one that gets introduced at Elektronika14... Looks nice, I wonder when we can get our hands on chips, I already have an idea for it...
Bingo. The new kit for it looks nice, and the PSoC BLE board is rather small. From the manual I determined its size with about 43x26 mm, and most of it is connectors. If you don't need all the IOs, it can be probably half the size (so maybe 20x20 mm). And the antenna circuit surely looks simple - a cap, an inductor and a small PCB trace.
Pioneer / Arduino form factor -
The Pioneer BLE kit is available on the cypress store but the remote and touch mouse RDKs are not available yet.
The devices come in 56pin-QFN (0.4mm pitch) really hard to hand solder so I think the the pioneer BLE kit is theway to go.
New pioneer board does not have PSoC4 chips on it.
all those new boards are in their own "prototype kits" and pioneer kit has a couple of them included.
It would be very interesting to see those prototype kits sold without pioneer.
And it would be super awesome to get a mini version of prototype kit with less than 20 pins routed to standard pin holes with the rest on smt pads (small is good). Add a preloaded serial bootloader (but breakoff serial usb is not needed) and they will attract many more enthusiasts than regular PSoC prototype boards did.
I second the request for the breakout boards being available standalone, and having a smaller version if these. If they can be sold at a reasonable price they could get wide-spread acceptance, I guess. ((I would by several at maybe a 10$ price point).
Oh, and add the new BLE mouse to the rewards store :)
All information regarding the new PSoC 4 BLE chips have been posted here: www.cypress.com/PSoC4BLE
We've always opened a new forum sub-category to discuss the new BLE solutions.
The new BLE Pioneer Kit has taken a interesting approach. There are now 2 pieces to the Pioneer Kit development solution -
1. The BLE Pioneer Baseboard: This baseboard has the arduino form-factor for shields, and also has the KitPRog (PSoC 5LP-based) Programmer and Debugger with a USB connection. On the top-right, you'll notice a connector for the new BLE modules.
2. The PSoC 4 BLE Module: This module plugs into the baseboard, but it can be used separately as well! It includes the complete PSoC 4 BLE system, along with PCB antenna and all required circuitry for power and RF. This module is also independently FCC-certified so it can be used in a production envrionment. Here's an image of the module alone, along with a US-quarter for size comparision